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About the Authors
launched Vintage Guitar
magazine in 1986. Vintage Guitar
is the largest monthly publication for guitar collectors, enthusiasts, and dealers. He also publishes Vintage Guitar
® Online at www.VintageGuitar.com, and The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide
. His collection includes several vintage instruments from the '20s to the '80s, as well as newer production and custom-made guitars and amps. He lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Gil Hembree began collecting guitars in 1966 while working at Kitt's Music in Washington, DC. Familiarity with the professional musicians playing on Georgetown's M-Street allowed him to dabble in early buy-sell, but his academic interest in finance led to a corporate job in Michigan. Throughout his financial career he played in bands, and searched for original-owner vintage guitars in cities like Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Port Huron, Pontiac, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo. In 2000, freshly retired from corporate finance, Hembree become the the co-author of the Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide. In 2007, the Hal Leonard Corp released his biography of Ted McCarty: Gibson Guitars: Ted McCarty's Golden Era: 1948 - 1966. After residing in Michigan for 35 years, Hembree and his wife, Jane, relocated to Austin, TX.